The death toll in serial blasts in Hyderabad on Thursday at the busy commercial junction in the Dilsukhnagar area of the city has risen to 14 and more than 80 people were injured.
Hyderabad bombing is reported to be linked with Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad from whom vague terror alerts about a possible attack in the city have been received by the intelligence agencies.
Sources said that IB had issued three separate advisories to all states on February 16 and 19 after getting alerts of threats following the hanging of Afzal Guru.
Apart of Hyderabad, Bangalore, Hubli , Coimbatore, Maharashtra and Gujarat are also possible targets mentioned in the list of terror alerts.
Other reports said that Indian Mujahideen founder Riyaz Bhatkal with the help of IM operative Yasin Bhatkal has triggered the Hyderabad twin blasts.
Twin bomb which were blasted at simultaneously outside two popular cinema halls, Venkatadri and Konark near Dilsukh nargar, has been said to be kept in tiffin boxes inside rexine bags in theaters’ parking stand.
Ammonium nitrate along with Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) has reported to be used in twin blasts rocked the area just a half km away from the popular Sai Baba temple which reported to be the main target of terror.
All the injured rushed to the local hospitals and the identification of victims is still carried on.
Meanwhile, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and National Security Guard (NSG) are rushed on the site which has been sanitised by this morning and investigations are on.
Confirming the threat alerts, Home minister Shinde assured that the Investigation have been started by the state government’s appointing probe team.